Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Isn't That The Truth?

This second sample that I created from Clear Dollar Stamps "Porch Conversations", was created with Basic Gray's "Wisteria" Designer Paper Collection -- that sort of set the mood, the color scheme and the whole flavor of the card. I decided to color the image on this card with my Copics and figured I could use a little practice blending and shading. I was trying for a cooler, Spring-ey feel with this card with the use of violets, lavendars and soft greens. The array of self-adhesive pearls on the upper right of the card is my attempt at creating a visual "Wisteria" hanging bloom. I'm not sure if it flies, or not, but I left it, as is, just the same. LOL The more I stared at it, the more I decided, "I kinda like that!" LOL The sentiment/quote that is included in "Porch Conversations" is such a wonderful quote and as I was creating the card, I couldnt help but think, "Isn't that the truth about a best kind of friend!" "Porch Conversations" can be purchased on July 1st at www.newcleardollarstamps.com. To see other samples of "Porch Conversations", visit my fellow CDS Design Teammates: Candy Fosta, Stacy Morgan, Kim Teasdale, Tori Wild & Laurie Wilson.

Stamps Used: Clear Dollar Stamps "Porch Conversations"
Cardstock & Papers: Basic Gray "Wisteria" Designer Paper Collection, K&Co. "Remake - Lilac Lavendars" Mat Pad, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inks: Memento Black Ink, Stazon Black Ink
Markers: Copic Sketch Markers - BG000 Pale Aqua, B00 Frost Blue, B32 Pale Blue, BV01 Viola, BV11 Soft Violet, BV13 Hydrangea Blue, V09 Violet, YG41 Pale Colbalt Green, YG67 Moss, G07 Nile Green, G21 Lime Green, G82 Spring Dim Green, #25 Cariba Cocoa, E27 Africano, E31 Brick Beige, C1, C3, C5 Cool Grays, 0 Colorless Blender, Signo White Gel Pen
Accessories: EK Success Flourish Punch, Fiskars "Scallop" Shaper Scissors, Sewing Machine, Thread, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Kit, Adhesive, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Offray Organza Ribbon, KaiserCraft Self-Adhesive Pearls
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Copic Coloring & Blending, Machine Stitching


Cassie said...

Oh, Linda, your pearl treatment is PERFECT! What a great touch to a beautifully coloring image ;D

peggysue said...

Very pretty, you've got that copic blending down pat. Lovely images and an even better framing by the stamper.

Traci M said...

I think I love this set, Linda!
I would leave a blank comment because after all, we are good friends, but I am afraid it wouldn't be the same as sitting in silence on your dreamy porch, so words are a necessity here...lol!
Your copic blending is wonderful, the colors soothing and cool, and love the hanging wisteria!